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Native Languages of the Americas:
Walla Walla Legends and Traditional Stories
This is our collection of links to Walla Walla stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our American Indian legends section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
story are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to
each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Walla Wallas, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Yakama and
Cayuse tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Walla Walla legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Coyote is the trickster figure of the Walla Walla tribe. As in other Plateau Indian mythology,
Walla Walla stories about Coyote range
from light-hearted tales of mischief and buffoonery to more serious legends about the nature of the world.
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation: Stories:
Legends and oral history from the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes.
As Days Go By:
Interesting book of history and myth of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes.
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country:
Excellent collection of folklore from the Wanapum and other Oregon tribes.
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